Woman sets herself on fire in congressman's office

Woman Sets Herself on Fire in Congressman's Office

By: Becca Roth

A Chicago woman reportedly entered the office of Congressman Danny Davis, drank hand sanitizer, and then doused herself in it before lighting herself on fire in an apparent suicide attempt.

The 43-year-old woman was rushed to the hospital and is in stable condition.

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Davis was away at a meeting when the incident happened. In response to the incident, he said, "to me, it's an obvious case of mental illness. It's a reaffirmation of the tremendous need for additional mental health services in our community."

Davis also said that people frequently come into his office with these kinds of issues and he does what he can to help them. He has even driven people himself to get drug treatment.

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